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The Green List 2010

100best10logoSmThe 2010 list of Oregon’s Best Green Companies to Work For is all about diversity and commitment. Winners range from longtime sustainability gurus such as Gerding Edlen and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to newcomers such as Ruby Receptionists and Hummingbird Wholesale.

 

The 2010 list of Oregon’s Best Green Companies to Work For is all about diversity and commitment. Winners range from longtime sustainability gurus such as Gerding Edlen and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to newcomers such as Ruby Receptionists and Hummingbird Wholesale. Add in respected businesses that are always expanding their green programs such as SOLARC Architecture and Boly Welch Recruiting, and the final result offers diverse representation of a statewide trend toward more sustainable business practices. — THE EDITORS

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2010
2009
COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
WEBSITE
CITY
SCORE
DESCRIPTION

1

1

Gerding Edlen

gerdingedlen.com

Portland

294.10

Real estate development and property management

2

NR

Research Into Action

researchintoaction.com

Portland

293.60

Research and evaluation consulting

3

28

Standing Stone Brewing Co.

standingstonebrewing.com

Ashland

291.23

Restaurant and brewery

4

NR

Bonneville Envir. Foundation

b-e-f.org

Portland

289.90

Development of renewable energy and watershed restoration

5

2

Kimpton Hotels Portland

kimptonhotels.com

Portland

289.60

Hotel

6

4

Isler CPA

IslerCPA.com

Eugene

288.60

CPA firm

7

NR

Adelante Mujeres

adelantemujeres.org

Forest Grove

288.53

Educating and promoting enterprise for children and adults

8

12

SOLARC Architecture & Engineering

solarc-ae.net

Eugene

285.90

Integrated architecture and engineering

9

NR

Neil Kelly Company

neilkelly.com

Portland

284.90

Residential/light commercial remodeling, custom new homes

10

9

Vernier Software & Technology

vernier.com

Beaverton

284.60

Manufacture and sale of educational science/math technology

11

NR

Hummingbird Wholesale

hummingbirdwholesale.com

Eugene

284.33

Wholesale organic bulk foods

12

3

Doubletree Hotel, Portland

portlandlloydcenter.doubletree.com

Portland

282.00

Hotel, lodging and hospitality

13

6

Sokol Blosser Winery

sokolblosser.com

Dundee

280.16

Viineyard, winery and tasting room

14

39

Portland Business Alliance

portlandalliance.com

Portland

279.70

Greater Portland’s leading business association

15

37

Portland Energy Conservation Inc.

peci.org

Portland

279.10

Research and design of energy efficiency programs

16

NR

Microsoft Corporation

microsoft.com

Portland

277.70

Software sales and services

17

NR

Oregon Environmental Council

oeconline.org

Portland

277.29

Safeguarding clean air, water and land, and healthy food

18

NR

The Cadmus Group

cadmusgroup.com

Portland

276.83

Environmental consulting: water, energy, communications, etc.

19

NR

Ruby Receptionists

callruby.com

Portland

276.16

Virtual receptionist company

20

39

Boly:Welch Recruiting

bolywelch.com

Portland

275.29

Recruiting and staffing



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2010
2009
COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
WEBSITE
CITY
SCORE
DESCRIPTION

21

NR

Green Building Services

greenbuildingservices.com

Portland

275.13

Sustainability consulting for the built environment

22

NR

Rogue Creamery

roguecreamery.com

Central Point

274.96

Artisan cheese production

23

NR

Fluid Market Strategies

fluidms.com

Portland

274.76

Management, marketing, consulting in energy efficiency, etc.

24

46

CB Richard Ellis

cbre.com

Portland

274.60

Commercial real estate

25

29

Encore Ceramics

encoreceramics.com

Grants Pass

274.46

Ceramics manufacturing

26

14

PAE Consulting Engineers

pae-engineers.com

Portland

274.20

Mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm

27

20

EasyStreet Online Services

easystreet.com

Beaverton

273.60

Data center and Internet solutions for IT professionals

28

NR

Dull Olson Weekes Architects

dowa.com

Portland

273.36

Architecture, planning and interior design

29

NR

NW Coalition for Alts. to Pesticides

pesticide.org

Eugene

273.33

Education, outreach, advocacy for alternatives to pesticide use

30

72

Green Acres Landscape

greenacreslandscapeinc.com

Salem

272.90

Landscape and maintenance contractor

31

NR

Organically Grown Company

organicgrown.com

Clackamas

272.33

Organic produce wholesale and distribution

32

20

Interface Engineering

interfaceengineering.com

Portland

271.80

Engineering, design and consulting

33

NR

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

jvcnorthwest.org

Portland

271.56

Recruiting volunteers for social services, education, health, etc.

34

NR

Camp and Retreat Ministry

gocamping.org

Portland

271.53

Operation of camp and retreat centers; programs for all ages

34

31

G5 Search Marketing

G5searchmarketing.com

Bend

271.53

Online optimization; platform for local marketing/advertising

36

NR

Grady Britton

gradybritton.com

Portland

271.03

Advertising agency

37

23

PREM Group

premgrp.com

Portland

270.83

Property management

38

8

Elephants Delicatessen

elephantsdeli.com

Portland

270.43

Retail food, catering and box lunches

39

NR

GreenField Health System LLC

greenfieldhealth.com

Portland

270.39

Internal and family medical practice

40

NR

Ecotrust

ecotrust.org

Portland

270.26

Promoting economic opportunity, social equity, env. well-being



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2010
2009
COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
WEBSITE
CITY
SCORE
DESCRIPTION

41

NR

Oregon Cascade Plumbing & Heating

oregoncascade.com

Salem

270.13

Mechanical contractor

41

7

The Joinery

thejoinery.com

Portland

270.13

Fine furniture manufacturing and sales

43

32

Arciform LLC

arciform.com

Portland

270.10

Residential remodeling

44

57

Ater Wynne LLP

aterwynne.com

Portland

269.80

Law firm

45

NR

Stoel Rives LLP

stoel.com

Portland

269.70

Law firm

46

33

Full Sail Brewing Company

fullsailbrewing.com

Hood River

269.23

Brewery and pub

47

NR

Marriott Downtown Waterfront

marriott.com/pdxor

Portland

269.19

Hotel, travel and group convention services

48

NR

Portland Center Stage

pcs.org

Portland

269.03

Professional regional theater company

49

34

Carr Auto Group

carrauto.com

Beaverton

268.90

Automotive sales and service

50

NR

Earth Advantage Institute

earthadvantage.org

Portland

268.70

Green building certification and education

51

NR

The Nature Conservancy

nature.org/oregon

Portland

268.60

Protection of ecologically important lands and waters

52

24

Elliott Associates

elliottassociatesinc.com

Portland

268.23

Commercial real estate and property manangement

53

56

Pacific Landscape Management

pacscape.com

Hillsboro

268.06

Landscaping

54

49

Northwest Staffing Resources

nwstaffing.com

Portland

267.86

Temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire staffing

55

NR

Portland Roasting Coffee

portlandroasting.com

Portland

267.80

Wholesale coffee roaster

56

NR

Holy Redeemer Catholic School

holyredeemerpdx.org

Portland

267.39

Pre-kindergarten to 8th grade Catholic school

57

NR

Coaxis

coaxis.net

Portland

267.20

Software development and management

58

NR

R&H Construction

rhconst.com

Portland

267.00

General contractor

59

15

Willamette U. Atkinson Grad. School

willamette.edu/mba

Salem

266.70

Higher education institution and management programs

60

76

Oregon Electric Group

oregon-electric.com

Portland

265.93

Electrical contractor



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2010
2009
COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
WEBSITE
CITY
SCORE
DESCRIPTION

61

75

Capitol Auto Group

capitolauto.com

Salem

265.89

Car dealerships and repair and collision center

61

NR

Highland Laboratories

highlandvitamins.com

Mt. Angel

265.89

Supplement and personal care manufacturing

63

NR

Catlin Gabel School

catlin.edu

Portland

265.33

Preschool through 12th grade school

64

NR

Environments

environmentsnw.com

Portland

265.09

Sustainable design, furnishings, consulting for workplaces, etc.

65

NR

Northwest Newborn Specialists PC

nwnewborn.com

Portland

264.83

Physicians group specializing in newborn needs

66

NR

Consumer Cellular

consumercellular.com

Portland

264.43

Wireless wholesaler of phones, calling plans, customer support

67

NR

American Licorice Company

americanlicorice.com

Bend

264.23

Manufacture of Red Vines and other candy products

68

NR

GBD Architects

gbdarchitects.com

Portland

264.02

Architecture, interiors and planning

69

NR

HDR

hdrinc.com

Portland

264.00

Employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm

70

NR

Audubon Society of Portland

audubonportland.org

Portland

263.86

Conservation advocacy, wildlife rehab., env. education, etc.

71

26

CH2M HILL

ch2m.com/corporate

Portland

263.70

Engineering, procurement, construction, and operations

72

NR

Child Care Development Services

ccdsmetro.org

Gresham

263.69

Nutrition training and financial reimb. for feeding children

73

67

PIVOT Architecture

pivotarchitecture.com

Eugene

263.56

Architecture and planning

74

NR

EARTH2O

earth2o.com

Culver

263.39

Bottled water bottling and distribution

75

NR

Terwilliger Plaza

terwilligerplaza.com

Portland

263.30

Long-term care retirement community

76

NR

Heathman Lodge/North Pacific

heathmanlodge.com

Portland

263.16

Hotel

77

NR

Ore. League of Conservation Voters

olcv.org

Portland

262.89

Political group to elect pro-environment leaders, etc.

78

19

PakTech

paktech-opi.com

Eugene

262.80

Plastic injection molders of packaging handles, etc.

79

NR

Portland YouthBuilders

pybpdx.org

Portland

262.59

Alt. high school with academics, vocational training, leadership

80

NR

Travel Salem

travelsalem.com

Salem

262.49

Destination marketing promoting Salem, Marion/Polk counties



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2010
2009
COMPANY/
ORGANIZATION
WEBSITE
CITY
SCORE
DESCRIPTION

81

22

Slocum Orthopedics

slocumcenter.com

Eugene

262.29

Orthopedic medical practice

82

NR

Realty Trust Group

realtytrust.com

Portland

262.26

Real estate company

83

60

Roberts Kaplan LLP

robertskaplan.com

Portland

261.86

Strategic and practical legal advice to public, private companies

84

NR

The Freshwater Trust

thefreshwatertrust.org

Portland

261.56

Restoration and preserving freshwater ecosystems

85

68

Bend Garbage & Recycling

bendgarbage.com

Bend

261.16

Waste management

86

NR

Oregon Research Institute

ori.org

Eugene

260.96

Independent behavioral sciences research center

87

NR

Lease Crutcher Lewis

lewisbuilds.com

Portland

260.93

Commercial contractor

88

NR

Community Cycling Center

communitycyclingcenter.org

Portland

260.36

Broadening access to bicycling; adult and youth programs

89

35

Sabroso Company

sabroso.com

Medford

260.30

Fruit-related product solutions

90

65

Sussman Shank LLP

sussmanshank.com

Portland

260.26

Law firm

91

NR

Tonkon Torp LLP

tonkon.com

Portland

259.96

Law firm

92

98

Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson

bullardlaw.com

Portland

259.76

Law firm

93

NR

Childpeace Montessori School

childpeace.org

Portland

259.66

School for children 16 months to 15 years old

94

NR

Deschutes River Conservancy

deschutesriver.org

Bend

259.59

Streamflow restoration and water quality improvement

95

11

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC

schwabe.com

Portland

259.56

Law firm

96

84

SOLV

solv.org

Hillsboro

259.39

Bringing volunteers together to preserve and enhance Oregon

97

50

McKinstry Co. LLC

mckinstry.com

Portland

259.26

Designs, builds and operates facility systems

98

NR

Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

zenana-spa.com

Portland

258.83

Family-focused day spa and wellness center

99

NR

SWCA Environmental Consultants

swca.com

Portland

258.79

Environmental consulting

100

NR

Our United Villages

ourunitedvillages.org

Portland

258.29

Promoting local grassroots community-building efforts, etc.



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